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Seminar Series 2022-2023


In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper – School of History, University of Kent in partnership with the Western Front Association and the Gateways Partnership present details of the seminar series, 2022-23. This is the seventh series of eight seminars on the history of the First World War, free and open to all. Ieper venue and start times: Educational…

'King Albert's Heroes. The Odyssey of a Belgian armoured corps, 1914-1918' with August Thiry (Independent scholar)


The Belgian Army’s First Armoured Car Unit, organised in Paris and known as ACM, was transferred to Imperial Russia in 1915. The ACM-Belgians arrived in Saint Petersburg by the end of 1915 and in the summer of 1916 their combat cars were deployed on the Galician Front in western Ukraine against Austrian and German troops. In 1917, the Belgians go…